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Epilepsy and Seizure


Have you ever experienced yourself or seen a person in Seizure or having Convulsions? Scary isn't it. The Seizures and Epilepsy makes a person lose conciousness and experience fits which holds a person for a duration of time. Read the following topics on this illness and try to help yourself or others who experience it.

Epilepsy is a disorder of the central nervous system characterized by loss of consciousness and convulsions. It is named form Greek word epilepsia which means a taking hold of or seizing. It is commonly taken care of by medication, although surgery is also an option.

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Post-traumatic epilepsy - defined by the development of chronic seizures, change in consciousness or behavior that is a result of an electrical disturbance in the brain.      Fetal Alcohol Syndrome- growth, mental, and physical problems that may occur in a baby when a mother drinks alcohol during pregnancy.
Partial seizures - All partial seizures are characterized by onset in a limited area, or focus, of one cerebral hemisphere.
     Abdominal epilepsy - how it affects children and adults? syndrome in which gastrointestinal complaints, most commonly abdominal pain, result from seizure activity.

Eyelid myoclonia - is the hallmark of Jeavons syndrome, The degree to which these recurrent events (5 to 6 Hz) are associated with impairment of consciousness.
     Dravet Syndrome- What is Dravet Syndrome? a childhood-onset epilepsy.
previously named severe myoclonic epilepsy of infancy (SMEI).

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Epilepsy initiates when nerve cells in the brain fire electrical impulses at a rate of up to four times higher than normal. This leads to a kind of electrical storm in the brain, known as a seizure. It can also be categorized as chronic neurological condition associated with recurring unprovoked seizures.

It can also be stated as a kind of seizure disorder that affects approximately two-million people in the United States. It is a chronic and repetitive disorder of the brain that results in a tendency to have unprovoked seizures repeatedly. It is a physical illness, rather a a mental one. Epileptics who conscientiously take standard doses of medication and who are free of seizures does lead normal life.